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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Eva

For those wondering, the name Eva originates in Hebrew, meaning ‘life’ or ‘one who lives.’ It is a feminine name for girls and the Latin equivalent of the English name Eve. It also signifies ‘mother’ or ‘full of life.’ In several European languages, the name Eve is the biblical form of Eva, the companion of Adam in the Old Testament. Eve is a significant religious character in all Abrahamic religions. She is the mother of all humankind and the first woman on Earth. According to the scriptures, Eve comes fashioned from the ribs of Adam. She is also given the title of ‘Havah’ in the Torah.

Eeva, Eevi, Evi, Ava, Ava, Aviana, Avianna, and Yeva are some of its popular variants. While Eef, Evie, Evvie, Eveleen, and Evita are its diminutives. It is known as Awa/Haousa (West Africa), Hawa (Swahili/Arabic), Havva (Turkish), Efa (Welsh), Chava (Hebrew), Ewa (Polish), Ieva (Lithuanian) and Khava (Chechen).

In fiction, the character Little Eva, whose actual name is Evangeline, goes by this moniker in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She is depicted as the sweet and frail daughter of a Southern enslaver and later becomes the friend of Uncle Tom in the story. Likewise, Eva is the name of the main protagonist and titular namesake in Isabel Allende’s picaresque novel. Often described as a modern storyteller, she possesses the gift of story-telling that helps her deal with difficulties in the challenging current environment.

In the animation film Rio and its sequel Rio 2, Eva is the name of a female keel-billed toucan. In addition, Eva is one of the characters in the Metal Gear video game series. Known for its strong female characters, the long-running British TV series ‘Coronation Street’ has a character by the name Eva Price played by Catherine Tyldesley. Finally, you have the free-spirited and enigmatic Eva Strong, played by Sheree Murphy in the TV series Hollyoaks.


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How To Pronounce Eva?


Famous People With The Name Eva

  • Eva BellaAmerican actress known for providing the voice of Elsa in Frozen.
  • Eva GreenFrench actress/model known for movies like Casino Royale, Kingdom of Heaven, Dark Shadows.
  • Eva LongoriaAmerican actress/producer/director known for the hit TV series Desperate Housewives.
  • Eva Marcille American actress/TV personality known for her appearance on America’s Next Top Model
  • Eva FabianAmerican-Israeli swimmer and winner of the 5km World Championship in 2010

Eva On The Popularity Chart

Since the 2000s, Eva has remained consistently in the top 300. The popularity graph and chart below will provide a better understanding of its popularity over the years.

Popularity Over Time

In 2016, 3808 newborns on average per million had the name Eva, the highest-ever level of popularity it has achieved.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Since the 1980s, Eva has stayed among the top 400 most popular names. It has not been outside the top 100 rankings since 2009 and achieved its highest position of 73 in 2016–2017.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Eva

Eva is an easy-to-pronounce name and you want something that has a similar sound. Take a look at the list below.

Names With Same Meaning As Eva

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Name Numerology For Eva

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